Dr. Proton Rahman is the associate dean for clinical research in the Faculty of Medicine. He is a clinician scientist and professor of medicine at Memorial and staff rheumatologist at Eastern Health.
Dr. Rahman completed his medical school and internal medicine training at Memorial University and rheumatology fellowship at the University of Toronto. His graduate training in genetic epidemiology was also done at University of Toronto. He joined the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial in 1999.
Dr. Rahman is very active in genetics research, and has identified several novel susceptibility genes in psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, as well as new genetic markers for disease progression and pharmacogenetics in inflammatory rheumatic disease. Dr. Rahman has also initiated various large scale interdisciplinary projects such as the Newfoundland Genealogical Kit. This work was completed through collaboration with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Newfoundland and Labrador Center for Health Information, IBM, the Discipline of Genetics and numerous investigators at Memorial.
His has published widely in top subspecialty based genetics and rheumatology journals and his contribution to rheumatology research has been recognized with regional, national and international awards. He received the President’s Award for Outstanding Research in 2003 and the Nati Biotechnology Leadership Award in 2004 from the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Technology Industries. He was named one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40 for 2003 by the Globe & Mail‘s Report on Business magazine.